Erin Conlon

Mentor: Dr. Joseph Meert
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
"I was interested in learning more about the field of geophysics and was presented with an opportunity to do research in the field of paleomagnetism. I was excited to not only be able to get a more in depth perspective of an area of geophysics, but also make my own contribution to the field with my research."





Research Interests

  • Geophysics
  • Sedimentology
  • Petroleum Geology

Academic Awards

  • Presidential Honor Roll, 2013-14
  • Anderson Scholar Award, 2014
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists Scholarship, 2015
  • Bighorn Basin Field Program Award, 2015


  • UF Geology Club
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Outdoor Adventure Recreation


  • St. Francis House
  • UF GeoGators Educational Outreach Program

Hobbies and Interests

  • Playing bagpipes
  • Biking
  • Paddle boarding
  • Zip lining

Research Description

Timing of Deposition in Marwar Basin, Rajasthan, India, using Geochronology and Paleomagnetism
Peninsular India includes numerous ancient (Purana) sedimentary basins, many of which have ages of deposition that are still unclear. Located in Rajasthan in Northwest India, the Marwar Basin is a Purana basin where the age of deposition can be determined with precision. At present, there is a 250 million year range from the beginning of Marwar deposition to its termination in the Cambrian. The goal of this project will be to tighten the constraints on the beginning of Marwar sedimentation using geochronology and paleomagnetism.